TORONTO, Ontario – May 1, 2017

The Board of Athletics Ontario (AO) today announced the appointment of Ross Ste-Croix to the role of Executive Director.

Ste-Croix brings a wide-range of experience in sports-management and administration to the role. His program development and project management skills and experience will help drive the continued development and promotion of athletics in Ontario.

Prior to joining AO, Ste-Croix spent several years with National Sport Organizations (NSO’s) where, in addition to serving as an NSO executive council member with the Coaching Association of Canada, he developed and implemented educational and leadership programs, supporting capacity building grant projects, and provided administrative management. More recently, Ste-Croix served as a Sport Consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Ste-Croix holds a Bachelor degree from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Ottawa. He has a lifelong passion for sports and is an avid roadrunner — competing in races ranging from 5K to the half-marathon. As a ‘not for profit’ volunteer himself, he appreciates the vital role of volunteers in the fast-paced Ontario amateur sport sector.

“Ross Ste-Croix brings a unique combination of skills and experience to this demanding role,” said Lisa Ferdinand, President and Board Chair. “He has a deep understanding of sport administration, governance, advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. This along with his demonstrated abilities to mobilize people and resources to achieve shared goals will ensure Athletics Ontario’s future sustainability and growth.”


“I’m excited to be part of the Athletics Ontario team and contribute to an organization devoted to enhancing the sport of athletics for all Ontarians,” said Ste-Croix. “I’m looking forward to working with the AO Board, staff, as well as the membership, volunteers, stakeholders and the greater athletics community.”

Ross Ste-Croix assumes the Executive Director role on May 3, 2017.


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Athletics Ontario is the not-for-profit sport governing body for Athletics (Track & Field, Race Walking, Road Running, X-Country, and Trail Running) for the province of Ontario.



For more information, contact:
Lisa Ferdinand
AO President & Chair